TheDepartment of PediatricsatAtrium Health Wake Forest School of Medicine-Charlotteis seeking an experienced physician investigator to lead its newly launched vaccine clinical research program. With this newly created faculty position, we seek an individual who will enhance and further develop the science, the team, and the populations we work with. S/he will lead the operations of the clinical trials program, strongly supported by the Vice Chair for Research and Pediatric Research Director, with day to day support by the Vaccine Research Manager. This individual, a mid or senior career physician investigator, will be strongly supported in efforts to advance collaborations across our community and region. We have a strong culture that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion, in our research team and investigators, as well as the populations included in trials.
Our newly established integration with Wake Forest University School of Medicine, enables this individual to have access to membership in the Center for Vaccines at the Extremes of Aging in Winston Salem. Cross campus collaborations with colleagues based in Winston Salem will be fostered and work with the CTSI program is encouraged. A portion of this position will be dedicated to clinical service or other educational or leadership activity.
- Pediatric academic physician with significant experience with vaccine clinical trials
- Experience developing and leading vaccine trials, as well as working with industry and federal sponsors of vaccine research and teams, is desired.
- Individuals who have experience working within the community to expand engagement in order to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in research and/or clinical care is preferred.
About our organization:
Atrium Health is one of the nations leading and most innovative healthcare organizations. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, it includes 50 hospitals (40 hospitals in the Carolinas and in Georgia) and over 1400 care locations, with more than 70,000 employees, including 3,100 physicians. Atrium Health Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte, NC, provides an unmatched level of expert care in more than 30 areas of pediatric medicine. U.S. News & World Report has named Levine Childrens Hospital a Best Children's Hospital for many years, and it is the only children's hospital in the region to make the list. Levine Children's Hospital was recognized in eight specialties in their most recent rankings (2022-2023). As the most comprehensive childrens hospital between Atlanta, GA and Washington, DC, we treat more pediatric patients per day than any other hospital in North Carolina. LCH has 236 beds with services across more than 30 pediatric specialties, with 167 pediatric specialists, and 145 general pediatricians in the network based in southern and western North Carolina.
The STRIVE Vaccine Clinical Research Programs has a significant team and research infrastructure, including 2 full time research APPs, a vaccine research manager, research nurses, research coordinators, research associates, phlebotomists, and an interpreter. We are home to 2 stand-alone vaccine research clinics with have labs, pharmacy, clinical exam rooms, and offices for staff are fully dedicated to pediatrics and primarily our vaccine program.
About our community:
The Charlotte, North Carolina region is composed of 16 counties, including four counties in South Carolina, with the city of Charlotte serving as the hub. Located in the heart of the Southeast, Charlotte lies within the southern Piedmont of North Carolina, along the states border with South Carolina. Charlotte is the largest and most accessible city between Washington, D.C., and Dallas, Texas. Due to its mid-Atlantic location, getting to Charlotte is easy from anywhere in the country or the world, hence its nickname "the International Gateway to the South."
When you join Atrium Health, you will be welcomed into an inclusive culture that celebrates and respects the contributions a diverse team can make together. Practice where your voice is valued, your passion for advancing medicine is rewarded, and you get the resources and support you need to thrive personally and professionally. In our nationally-renowned integrated health system, you can work alongside the most advanced minds in medicine to improve medicine, elevate hope and advance healingfor all.
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